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Thunder Bay, Canada
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2016

Just spent 2 nights at Paraiso Quetzal Lodge. Very impressed by entire visit. The rooms were lovely and cosy (we stayed in a Superior Cabin - worth the extra price). The restaurant was excellent with lots of options and well prepared food. The wildlife was fantastic - birds everywhere, including quetzals and collared trogons on the paths between cabins! Hummingbird... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Our three-night stay at Paraiso Quetzal was one of the highlights of our stay in Costa Rica. We stayed in one of the lower cabins; the design of which means that you have a whole wall full of windows, giving you a stunning view out over the forests below the lodge. Add to that the comfortable bed, the jacuzzi and... More 

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Costa Rica
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016

My friend and I stayed here 3 days. The lodge is very cozy and the staff were very attentive. We also enjoyed the more personal service that you won't find at the larger lodges. The rooms were nice and comfortable but cold at night. They did give us an extra space heater which helped a lot. There were also about... More 

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Echallens, Switzerland
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

At an altitude of over 2600m, a lovely lodge nested in the dry tropical forest. It was just above 0°C early morning when we started our guided tour searching for the fabulous quetzal : after some two hours, we found some 5 or 6 of these resplendent birds and it was just breath taking ! The lodge itself offers a... More 

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Rideau Lakes, Ontario
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Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Over many years we have loved Costa Rica, but this long-postponed visit to this magic spot was icing on the cake. The cabins are rustic, the food is okay, but the setting is bucket list. We explored a trail through primeval cloud forest in the afternoon, discovering the 1000 year-old Mountain Cypress, and experiencing the world as it once was,... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 13 February 2016

If the Resplendent Quetzal is on your must-see list, the best way to see it is with a guide. They are a protected species, and you usually must enter private farmland which have been preserved as nesting sites. Farmers are paid a premium to keep natural. We were with a small group of photographers, and the guides have spotting scopes... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

We arrived at the lodge after a drive from San Jose and it was the first place we stayed after a night in San Jose and it was breath taking the Veiws from the resturant and lodges are fantastic. We found it so peaceful and relaxing and the Humming birds were amazing to watch. We got up early to do... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 February 2016

I visited as part of a photography workshop and was pleasantly surprised by the Lodge. The cabins were cozy and very clean, the location is great and the service was great. We went on hikes around the property, which offers a variety of well kept trails, and took a tour to see quetzales (a rare bird that can only be... More 

1 Thank chichoguti
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 January 2016

We spent two nights here and wished we could have stayed longer! During our time in Costa Rica we stayed in several places and this was our favourite. It is a very welcoming and friendly family-run lodge. Everybody was so helpful and accommodating. The atmosphere was so peaceful and the views and wildlife were incredible. Our lodge was great. We... More 

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Campton, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 27 January 2016

This property has several cabins located on a hillside. This means some walking up and down hill. If you have problems with that, think twice. Also, you are at about 9600 ft elevation. This means the air is thin and nights can be chilly. We awoke to about 43 deg F in our cabin with no insulation. There were plenty... More 

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Additional Information about Paraiso Quetzal Lodge

Address: Cerro de la Muerte, Ruta 2 Sur km 70, San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Gerardo de Dota
Price Range: $142 - $354 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Paraiso Quetzal Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Standard room especially #2 is closer to the dining and hummingbird deck.”
 of 5 bubbles EdwardLai, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Cabin #1 for best views and jacuzzi-the total package!”
 of 5 bubbles Davis32, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
“how far do you want to walk to/from the room? Not all rooms have the same bed set up; but just ask and they'll help you select.”
 of 5 bubbles Palmisto, 29 May 2016 | Read review
“the furthest away from the Restaurant because you are in the Cloud forest an in total peace”
 of 5 bubbles sueMuenchen, 23 Apr 2016 | Read review
“uphill climb hence ask for standard room near reception”
 of 5 bubbles indranuhati, 17 Apr 2016 | Read review
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